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Bishop seeks grand bargain on public lands

Bishop seeks grand bargain on public lands

by Thomas Burr
The Salt Lake Tribune

Published Apr 16, 2013 08:12AM MDT

Washington • Tired of the gridlock over how to manage federal lands, Rep. Rob Bishop is attempting to bring together all sides of the issue to find common ground to either preserve or drill.
The Utah Republican is one of Congress’ top cheerleaders for oil and gas development and a dogged critic of environmentalists — but he says it’s time to tone down the rhetoric and seize on a change at the Interior Department to get beyond the bitter feud in the public-lands debate.
Bishop has invited energy ...

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